Published: June 2005
Greg Kehoe ’76, returned from Iraq in May 2005 after a ten-month assignment as the U.S. Regime Crimes Liaison to the Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity. His charge—to lead a team of American and international specialists gathering evidence for the tribunal in its efforts to prosecute former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and members of his regime for crimes against humanity, and genocide.
Kehoe and his staff spent seven-day work weeks sifting through stacks of documents and exhuming thousands of bodies—including women and children—who were allegedly murdered by the regime’s execution squads.
This is not Kehoe’s first experience dealing with heinous crime. In 1992, after a career in the U.S. District Court and the Florida office of the U.S. Attorney, Kehoe was named as a counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee. In 1995, Kehoe became a prosecutor for the Balkan War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague.
Kehoe first gained public attention in the late 1980s when he successfully prosecuted 12 members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. He is now back at work in Tampa, as a partner and chief of the trial division at the law firm of James, Hoyer, Newcomer and Smiljanich.
- Video from ABC News Person of the Week
- “A killing field,” states Kehoe in this report from CNN
- “Tampa attorney to build case,” story and video from ABC Action News
- “Hundreds exhumed in Iraq,” from MSNBC
- Investigators unveil Iraqi mass grave, from The Weekly Telegraph
- Kehoe returns from a land of bullets and bombs, from the St. Petersburg Times